If your home has a good outdoor living area, then warm up your outdoor space during wintertime to make the most of it. Heating an outdoor area can be challenging when it’s not enclosed. Here are different sources of heat for all types of exterior living areas.
Portable Heaters to Warm up Your Outdoor Space
Portable heaters are connected to an energy source, be it natural gas, propane, or electricity. While portable outdoor heaters are perhaps the often-used solution used to warm up your outdoor space, they are not the only option.
Gas-Powered Outdoor Heaters
Gas-powered heaters have a high output of heat and can warm any gathering. Natural gas and propane heaters must only be used in the open air due to the risk of carbon monoxide build-up. They also need to be on a stable surface so they don’t tip over. Do not place these heaters on grass.
Electric Outdoor Heaters
Electric heaters can be used under an awning or roof. Power cords pose a tripping hazard and you must keep the area clear of flammable materials. Electric heaters can be a good heating solution in the right type of outdoor space.
Alternatives to Portable Patio Heaters
Reducing the distance between the heat source and your body is the most effective way to stay warmer outside. The alternatives to portable patio heaters include underdeck heating, heated furniture, and heated fabric accessories.
With the help of a professional, you can keep your feet warm while being able to clear ice and snow from a concrete, stone, or paver patio. Heat cables are threaded through the mortar or joints and connected to a switch. When properly installed, heated decks are perfectly safe and surprisingly energy efficient.
Warm Up Your Outdoor Space With Heated Furniture
To avoid crowding your guests around a single source of heat, you can spread the warmth around by purchasing heated patio furniture for your deck or other outside living areas.
There are many different options available to help you warm up your outdoor space, from portable camping chairs to permanently installed lounge sets, all with built-in heating capabilities.
If your budget won’t stretch that far, add some rechargeable heated cushions and blankets to your outdoor living space. Don’t forget to charge them when they are not in use.
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